Thembelihle Ntombela

Thembelihle Ntombela –
Youth Empowerment Facilitator

Thembelihle is a student activist who has interest in community development and social entrepreneurship, she is a member of Youth Inter-Active (YIA) and serves as a project manager for high school programmes. YIA facilitates leadership, peer education, career guidance, art and sports development. Currently, she is the coordinator, mobilizer and facilitator for high school programmes. She has over 4 years of experience in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and is considered a champion of meaningful youth participation and inclusion. She is the member of eThekwini AIDS Council (District level) youth sector. She has developed an interest in social services and has equipped herself training as a HIV/AIDS and TB programme Lay Counsellor. In 2015, her community involvement earned her the Youth award on Drug prevention in high schools under the programme called SADA (Students Against Drug Abuse) by YIA & amp at the US Consulate in Durban. In 2017, she joined a CHASU (Campus HIV/AIDS Support Unit) at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Edgewood Campus. In 2018 she joined ACTIVATE! Change drivers is a network of over 2500 youth across the country who are interested in community development and she is now more equipped with the necessary skills to work with the government towards develop the youth. To add to her many achievements, she is also an Alumna for Youth Inter-Active program which develops young people for the NGO and civil society sector on public policy for social justice, governance and civic leadership. She also received an award of appreciation by the University as a member of the residences house committee.

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